Find letters, speeches, and correspondence from President Carter below.

Matriculation Convocation 2021: Comfort with Discomfort

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:37am
Thank you for joining us this afternoon.  And what a thrill it is to be here. That music was so incredibly beautiful. It just warmed my heart. But I want to begin by acknowledging my message to the campus community this morning addressing two recent incidents of concern, both of which involved our students witnessing or …

October Campus Updates (October 6, 2021)

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 12:56pm
Dear Lawrentians, As the campus settles into the rhythm of our new academic year, I too have started to settle into my own rhythm and take note of the distinct attributes of our community. For example, I give myself a few extra minutes to walk across campus during the noon hour because of the many …

VP DEI Announcement (October 4, 2021)

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:19am
Dear Lawrence Community, There is much work for us to do together as we look to Lawrence’s future, and one of our most pressing needs this fall was our search for the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Today, we are delighted to announce that Dr. Eric Mayes will soon join the Lawrence community …

Bring Your Light—Join a Guiding Coalition (September 17, 2021)

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 3:57pm
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, Earlier this afternoon at Matriculation Convocation, I shared with our community a framework for a new way of collaboratively working together to strengthen our university. This framework was informed by the many conversations I’ve had with Lawrentians—students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and Appleton community members—since my arrival on campus and based …

Recent Incidents of Concern (September 17, 2021)

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:01am
Dear Campus Community, Yesterday evening I was made aware of two disturbing incidents involving Lawrence students and members of our surrounding community. The first incident occurred at the Banta Bowl during a men’s soccer team practice session. The driver or passengers of a truck passing by the field shouted racial slurs at the team while …

Brighter Together (August 30, 2021)

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 3:15pm
Dear Lawrentians, With the arrival of our fall athletes and Summer Institute participants, there is a renewed sense of energy and excitement on campus. This excitement and energy will grow when our international students arrive in early September, followed shortly after by our new and returning students. And with the majority of faculty and staff …

Moving Forward Together (July 27, 2021)

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:37am
Dear Lawrentians, Just a few short weeks ago, my family and I arrived in Appleton, and I officially started my role as 17th president of Lawrence University. The welcome we have received upon our arrival has only solidified the sense of community that I felt the moment I first interviewed for this position, and I am …

A Conversation with Presidents Laurie A. Carter and Mark Burstein (May 4, 2021)

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 10:47am
Lawrence’s 16th and 17th presidents recently had the opportunity to spend time together on campus. They discussed everything from their hopes for Lawrence, their respect for presidential history and their personal and professional journeys, to Meatless Mondays. They also answered questions from Lawrentians along the way.

Announcement of Lawrence University’s 17th President (March 4, 2021)

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:50am
Watch the historic announcement of Lawrence University’s 17th President: Laurie A. Carter.